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Q: Can I get my salary back?

As the boss kept lying about paying my salary on time, I couldn't take his lie anymore and I just left this bad company.

 

I am thinking of asking the labor office to help me get my salary back. Do you think that they can really help that?

 

During the employment there, the boss kept delaying my paycheck, didn't buy me insurances, didn't sign contract with me, all of his behiviors have violated the labor law.

1 week 4 days ago in  General  - China

 
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I'm gonna give you serious advice on this one. If you have a white foreign friend, go back and and talk with your boss, establish the facts during the conversation (you and your friend should secretly video/ audio record it). In front of a foreigner Chinese are less likely to be their Chinesey cheating selves openly (face, and I did say less likely).

Remember to be calm and tactful, your goal is to get him to admit the facts on record, (I'm assuming you don't have proof in writing)

Before you go to the labor dept, you'll need absolute proof. And when you do go to the Labor dept. first go yourself. Then go with your foreign friend. 

I've helped a number of friends in situations like this.

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Good move Vicki.

 

Go to the labor office anyway, it's worth a try. Maybe you'll get your money, maybe not but regardless at least you're not working for free any more.

 

 

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Yes, go to the labor office. 

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I'm gonna give you serious advice on this one. If you have a white foreign friend, go back and and talk with your boss, establish the facts during the conversation (you and your friend should secretly video/ audio record it). In front of a foreigner Chinese are less likely to be their Chinesey cheating selves openly (face, and I did say less likely).

Remember to be calm and tactful, your goal is to get him to admit the facts on record, (I'm assuming you don't have proof in writing)

Before you go to the labor dept, you'll need absolute proof. And when you do go to the Labor dept. first go yourself. Then go with your foreign friend. 

I've helped a number of friends in situations like this.

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If you don't have a signed contract, there might not be much that the labor department can do for you. 

 

Still, it never hurts to try. 

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I took the picture of the office, the email, I sent the boss a message stating that the time I have worked there and how much salary he ageeed to pay me and how much salary left still. I sent this message to get a proof to go to the labor law's office

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So, judging by the down votes...  encouraging someone to Perdue legal action to receive unpaid wages is wrong?

 

 

Or...  there is a multiple-account sock puppet who has a problem with foreigners, and is abusing the "3 down votes makes an answer pseudo-hidden" element.     Isn't having multiple accounts against the TOS?  If not, it should be. 

DO YOUR JOB, ADMIN. 

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You should have stolen everything that wasn't nailed down like the other employees

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After I sent message to tell him that I quit and not pick up the boss's call, he freaked out and told me that he have asked the bank to pay all of us on Monday and will show me the insurance payment sheet and sign contract with me. He told me that he just has tight financial problem and he just received his fund to pay salary, I told him to be honest with me and not lying about the payday next time. I told him to tell me direct about financial problem and tell me directly that he will have to delay my paycheck. Really I think I am kind enough to him. So I agreed to stay.

 

But I have an interview lined up on this Sunday as a backup plan. I'll see if I get paid on Monday.

 

If I got paid, I would still stay here, I know this company is shitty. But if I could get paid, I will soon have enough money to invest on alibaba to sell my vacuum pumps and work for myself.

 

I also feel interested in taking the boss's customer one day, I want to learn how to caculate mold fee first if I want to enter the model industry.

 

The boss's Dutch customer is talking about the chance to have me be his model business partner and set up production in China in the future. Hmmmm

 

 

 

The customer already has a factory in Jiangsu producing a diffrent kind of model.

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